Thursday, 27 October 2016

New Dress

Yesterday I managed to sew a new dress. A friend of mine sewed this a while ago and I liked it.  And now I have my own. My fabric is a dark blue/black patterned jersey that is perfect for this dress. But I'm not totally satisfied with the neckline. Maybe I'll try to make it perfect or I let i be as it is. 
Dress 23111 from Stof & Stil

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Mostly memade

I'm in my swedish home for a long time now. Mostly because my mother is sick and even if I have a wardrobe here there is not so much variety. And even if I want to sew clothes I need nearly all my fabrics are in my french home. But I have sewn a dress today and I'll show you soon. 
This is what I wore yesterday. My clothes are mostly casual and I work at home so there is no need to wear elegant clothes even if I want. But I've started to plan some clothes to wear when meeting friends and go out for dinner. But back to my clothes from yesterday. The coat pattern is from Ottobre 5/2009. I want a new coat in the future. I have a wool fabric for a coatigan to start sewing when I come back home.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Some different outfits

I've haven't wore jeans in the last five years but last weekend I sew a pair of Ginger Jeans just to try. And they were easy to sew but they went out to big. So maybe I give them to a friend and sew another pair for myself. I'm a lot happier when I wear a skirt or a dress. I mostly wear skirts but I want to sew some dresses. I just have to decide which one I will start with.
In the middle picture I wear a sweater I bought in a thrift store. I like it very much even if it is a bit small. But I think I will knit something similar and I have already started my calculations. I also wear a Mabel Skirt from Colette Patterns in a thicker jersey with brown/black leopard print. In the pic to the right I wear a Granville Shirt from Sewaholic Pattern, This is my favorite shirt pattern and I have sewn a lot of them, mostly sleeveless. With this shirt I wear a pencilskirt i light denim and the pattern is from an Ottobre Woman from 5/2008. A perfekt basic skirt pattern.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Fall Capsule

As I think I've already told you, I live in both southern France and in southern Sweden. My plan is to have a complete wardrobe in both my homes so I don't have to pack everything when I change country. This is what I plan to wear this fall/autumn. 
I've made about 65% of these clothes myself but I want to exchange a lot of them. But these are for now.

Outfit of the day

Today I wore a bought knitted dress with a turtle neck. I've always told myself that I don't like turtle necks but since I tried this I think it's nice, even on me.

I didn't wear anything homemade today but that's okay.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Sewing a Capsule Wardrobe from scratch

I've cleaned my closet and there isn't much left so I have to plan a little to get a new wardrobe. I'm a member of a swedish sewing community "Sy garderoben med en plan" - Sewing your wardrobe with a plan" and I sew both items to love and items that I don't want to wear over time.
But I'll try to mix the clothes I already have with newly sewn items.

The pic shows the planned items for winter. I've just added a pair of Ginger Jeans and I have already made them.
Now I have to look in my wardrobe and see what I've got and then I'll show you how I'll plan and what to sew.